Nike often decides to incorporate sneakeskin into the construction of a sneaker, either by adding it in the form of accents or offsetting a sneaker with the material. However, now and then Nike also tends to cover entire sneakers or dresses a majority of them in the synthetic material. A similar approach has been taken for the Nike release 2015 of this latest SB Blazer Mid iteration, which is an example of instances when Nike makes use of the snakeskin material in copious amounts.
Despite being a minimalistic silhouette, the Nike SB Blazer makes the most of what it has. While Nike designed it to be a simple skateboarding sneaker, the model ended up becoming iconic. It was back in 1970s when the Nike Blazer was first introduced as a basketball shoe, but it was not until the mid-2000 when Nike upgraded the silhouette and that is how the SB Blazer came to be. The design of Nike SB Blazer is basically the same as its original predecessor, but it features additional padding suitable for skateboarders and it is also equipped with a vulcanized sole for improved traction. To ensure the sneaker would withstand wear and tear, Nike even used more durable materials and twice as much stitching.
As mentioned, the upper of this Nike SB Blazer Mid rendition is made up of dark grey snakeskin leather, while the eyestay and toebox consist of tonal black suede. The fact that these two materials sport similar yet varying hues adds an eye-catching contrast to the sneaker, without either material drawing attention away from the other. Moreover, the snakeskin leather also enables this sneaker look luxurious. Other hues visible include the crisp white spread across the midsole and the dark sequoia covering the inner lining and outsole, while a dark grey Nike Swoosh logo can also be spotted.
Sneakerheads probably do not want to wait to grab a pair of a sneaker as dope as this one. Fortunately, they do not have to wait since the Nike release 2015 of this snakeskin-covered SB Blazer Mid has already taken place and the kicks are currently retailing for just $85.
Nike SB Blazer Premium SE
Black/Metallic Dark Grey-Sequoia
631042-004 | $85